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The Stream, February 27: Water Consumption of Global Food Supply Chains

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Food Sustainability A new interactive tool, developed by the…

The Stream, October 15: After Drought, Some U.S. Farmers Give Up On Corn

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Sea level rise and increasing floods are forcing families living…

Illegal Mining in India Threatens Right to Water

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A new report on India’s rampant illegal mining highlights corruption,…

Disturbing U.S. WASH Report: Water and Sanitation Lacking for Poorest Americans

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Despite an extensive water and sanitation system ranking among the world’s best, a human rights lawyer — appointed by the United Nations — has reported that some of the poorest Americans live without affordable, convenient access to these basic necessities.

Peter Gleick: The Human Right to Water, at Last

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I've often daydreamed about what an alien civilization would think about Earth if it were ever to come visit.

Peter Gleick: The Human Right to Water (and Sanitation)

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Peter Gleick applauds the UN General Assembly's declaration: "the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights."

UN Declares Access to Water and Sanitation a Human Right

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While 122 of the 192 member states voted in favor of the resolution, the U.S. abstained.

UN to Vote on Declaring Water a Human Right

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The United Nations General Assembly will begin debating, and possibly vote on, a contentious and historic right-to-water resolution today.

Heart of Dryness: Botswana's Bushmen Fight for Human, Water Rights

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The fifth installment of Workman's book details the Bushmen's painful legal battle for water access against the Botswana government, which had begun to use "intentional, compulsory thirst" on the indigenous community. Left little choice, the Bushmen pursued court action to make access to water a fundamental human right.

Canadian Advocacy Groups Demand Government Declares Water “A Human Right”

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Canada Government Human Right to WaterConcerned Canadians gather to ask their government to better protect the country's water supply by enforcing stricter standards. Public advocacy groups in Canada have called on the Canadian government to declare water “a human right and a public trust,” and work harder to protect the dwindling resource.

Opinion: Is There a Right to Water?

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Does water belong to the life-protecting litany of the United…

Water maven Maude Barlow named U.N. senior advisor

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Renowned for her efforts against the privatization of water and…